Dense kelp forest of brown stalked sea weed Ecklonia radiata on rocky reef in Leigh, New Zealand. Thick canopy of kelp fronds limit light penetration and create unique habitat and quiet twilight atmosphere.
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18/3/2017 (616) I went to Mahurangi Harbour to see the results of the stormy weather and floods from a week ago. I dive in the harbour mostly for nostalgic reasons, but also for surprises. On a good day there can be plenty of usual nudibranches, sea hares there; I saw seahorses, rare nudibranches and a […]
14/3/2017 (615) The wild weather was over (at least in Auckland) so we packed the car and headed north to Leigh for a dive in the Goat Island marine reserve. The whole beach was covered with rotting kelp … as was the bottom in the shallows. Water had that tea-like tint and it was dirty. […]
1/12/2016 (607) Yesterday dive conditions were a bit of a surprise. The ocean surface was calm, almost flat, yet the water seemed to be very murky. When I jumped into it I realised why. I felt as if I was in a washing machine. Water was moving a lot. Sand and pieces of colourful algae […]
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18/11/2016 (604) After a week of rain water was quite murky as expected. However, it got much better further off shore and I realised the swell was a much bigger problem for photography. I was not keen to swim much so even did not cross the channel to Goat Island. I spent most of my […]